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The 61st Corps
Corps
(German: Generalkommando zbV 61) was a corps formation of the German Army in World War I. It was formed in November 1916 and was still in existence at the end of the war.[1]

Contents

1 Chronicle 2 Commanders 3 See also 4 References 5 Bibliography

Chronicle[edit] The 61st[2] Corps
Corps
(z.b.V.)[3] was formed in November 1916.[4] With the onset of trench warfare, the German Army recognised that it was no longer possible to maintain the traditional Corps
Corps
unit, that is, one made up of two divisions. Whereas at some times (and in some places) a Corps
Corps
of two divisions was sufficient, at other times 5 or 6 divisions were necessary. Therefore, under the Hindenburg regime (from summer 1916), new Corps
Corps
headquarters were created without organic divisions.[5] These new Corps
Corps
were designated General Commands for Special
Special
Use (German: Generalkommandos zur besonderen Verwendung). 61st Corps
Corps
was still in existence at the end of the war.[6] Commanders[edit] The 61st Corps
Corps
was commanded throughout its existence by Generalleutnant Karl Surén.[7][8] See also[edit]

Germany portal World War I
World War I
portal

German Army (German Empire)

References[edit]

^ Cron 2002, p. 89 ^ Note that Corps
Corps
(z.b.V.) were designated with Arabic, not Roman, numerals. ^ General Commands for Special
Special
Use Generalkommandos zur besonderen Verwendung (Genkdo z.b.V.) ^ Cron 2002, p. 89 ^ Cron 2002, p. 87 ^ Cron 2002, p. 89 ^ "The Prussian Machine, GenKdo". Archived from the original on 11 April 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2012.  ^ "German War History". Retrieved 30 October 2012. 

Bibliography[edit]

Cron, Hermann (2002). Imperial German Army 1914-18: Organisation, Structure, Orders-of-Battle [first published: 1937]. Helion & Co. ISBN 1-874622-70-1. 

Corps
Corps
of the Imperial German Army

Regular

Guards I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII XIII XIV XV XVI XVII XVIII XIX XX XXI

Reserve

Guards I III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XII XIV XV XVII XVIII XXII XXIII XXIV XXV XXVI XXVII XXXVIII XXXIX XXXX XXXXI

Bavarian

I II III I Reserve II Reserve XV Reserve

Cavalry

I II III IV V VI Schmettow

Genkdo z.b.V

51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68

Other

Landwehr

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